Students work in teams to simulate the job interview and hiring process.
- Practice job interview skills and strategies
- Communicate in speaking
- Negotiate and choose
- 1 hour
- Split students into 3 groups: Job Candidates, Company A, and Company B
- Teacher provides the industry and position title for companies and candidates.
- Companies brainstorm and create job interview questions.
- Job candidates brainstorm and create a list of accomplishments experiences, and skills for a job.
- Companies must interview candidates and hire the best choice.
- Candidates must be interviewed and select the best company to work for.
- Each Job Candidate interviews with both companies so that all companies have interviewed all candidates.
- After interviews, companies discuss candidates and choose one to hire.
- After interviews, Job Candidates reflect on the two companies and choose one to work for.
- Students are expected to act professionally in line with the workplace setting.
- Companies present their results to the class and inform candidate of selection.
Feedback and Reflection
- Teacher provides language feedback from interviews and discussions.
- Class discusses qualities of candidates that made them more or less
- What were the most important qualities in the candidates you chose?
- How difficult was it to decide on a candidate?
- How did you determine which company was best?
- Why was it difficult to judge the company based only on the questions they asked you?
- Job interview questions can focus more on individual language form like hypothetical speech (2nd conditional, "What would you do if you saw a co-worker stealing?")
- Job interviews are based on questions, so students have the opportunity to formulate, ask, and answer a variety of question types.
- When choosing the best candidate, students in companies should use language for advice ("We should", etc.)